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1461 – The Battle of Towton

On Palm Sunday 1461, in atrocious weather – howling wind, driving sleet and snow – the armies of two disputing Kings of England fought all day on a plateau of land a dozen or so miles south-west of the great medieval city of York. A talk by a representative of the Towton Battlefield Society

The Knaresborough Riot 1865

King James's School King James Rd, Knaresborough, Yorkshire

By Jackie Chew - The story of the 11 men from Knaresborough charged and jailed for rioting and the extraordinary response of the people of the town.Jackie researched the story of this episode in the town’s history for the Knaresborough Museum Association. Her book on the subject has been published this year.

A Walk on The Somme

King James's School King James Rd, Knaresborough, Yorkshire

By Peter Finan - The infamous First World War engagement which took place in Northern France from July to November 1916. 3 million men fought in the battle of which 1 million were killed or wounded. Pete will tell us the personal story of just four of those men.Pete is retired Head of History at… Continue reading A Walk on The Somme